What to Expect
Check-in begins at 9:00 AM on the Sunday* of the week that your reservation begins. Earlier check-in times are not available.
*Please note that Week 1 check-in begins on Monday, May 25, 2020 for all applicants.
- Check-in: To check-in, go directly to your assigned residence hall. Please bring valid photo identification.
- Keys: You will receive your room keys (and mailbox key if applicable) and check-in information packet upon check-in at your residence hall.
- NYUCard: If you do not already have your NYUCard, a temporary ID will be issued to allow you access to your residence hall for 72 hours.
Reservations are held until the Thursday following your Sunday check-in date. Please contact your residence hall resource center if you plan to check-in later than the Thursday of your check-in week. If you fail to check in by Thursday or provide notification to Summer Housing that your arrival date has changed, your reservation will be canceled with a $500 fee.
Maps & Directions
If you are planning to use the bus or the subway, you should download a transit app for your smartphone or consult a New York City Transit Map here.
Directions to NYU
Click here for detailed directions to the NYU campus.
Parking is not provided and commercial garages are expensive. Bringing a car to New York is not advised. For a list of garages located in the vicinity of the NYU campus, please click here.
Residence Hall Orientation
Residential Life and Housing Services wil be sponsoring a weekly information session in each residence hall to review NYU policies and procedures related to residential living.
During this 30 minute presentation, hall staff will provide an overview about living in NYU Housing; including available services, residence hall staffing, and important policies and procedures. This is a great way to better acquaint yourself with summer living at NYU and meet your neighbors!
Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions.
NYU ID Card
The NYUCard (photo ID) is a multi-purpose photo identification card issued to all NYU residents. This card allows access to the residence halls, dining halls, athletic facilities, and administrative buildings.
You are required to obtain your NYUCard within 72 hours of your initial arrival on campus.
Residents who are not able to obtain their NYU ID Card upon check-in will be issued a temporary ID card to be shown with photo ID, which is valid for 72 hours only.
Your NYUCard will identify you as a member of the NYU community and should be carried at all times.
The NYUCard will allow you access to:
- Your assigned residence hall
- Bobst Library (if you are classified as a student and currently enrolled in classes)
- NYU athletic facilities
- NYU dining facilities (when applicable)
Submitting Your ID Photo
Non-NYU applicants should submit their photo electronically at least 1 week prior to the beginning of their reservation so their NYUCard is ready for pick up on their check-in day.
Picking up your NYUCard
Residents can pick up their NYU ID Card at the NYU Card Center located at 7 Washington Place.
NYU Card Center Hours - Manhattan
Hall Validation Stickers
Once you have obtained your NYUCard, please go to your Residence Hall Resource Center to obtain a hall validation sticker. This sticker will have an expiration date (your scheduled date of check-out) printed on it.
ID Replacement Fee
Please note: Electronically submitted photos will not be accepted from former residents who have not turned in their NYUCard from previous affiliation with the University. A replacement fee will be charged for cards not turned in.